Effects of Poverty on Education During Distance Learning
Effects of Poverty on Education During Distance Learning

The abrupt nationwide shift to Distance Learning has underscored the effects of poverty on education. Educators were left scrambling, often with little or no budget, to acquire needed resources for virtual instruction. As a result, hundreds of students across the country have been left behind, many of whom were already facing obstacles, such as food […]

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AdoptAClassroom.org’s Dedication to Racial Equity

In the weeks following the killing of George Floyd by police, right here in our hometown of Minneapolis, protests have rippled across the country demanding change to end pervasive and systemic racial injustice in our country. As we process our outrage, grief, and pain, the staff and board of AdoptAClassroom.org have been reflecting on what […]

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Teachers Spend $745 a Year on Supplies: The Cost of Distance Learning

In June 2020, AdoptAClassroom.org surveyed U.S. educators to find out how much PreK-12 teachers spend on school supplies in the era of distance learning. AdoptAClassroom.org received 3,938 unique, completed surveys from PreK-12 teachers at public, private, and charter schools nationwide. The survey found that during the 2019/2020 school year teachers are spending more than ever […]

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Unusual Times. Original Thinking. Transparency. Because Learning Can’t Stop.

The Coronavirus pandemic is challenging all of us to rethink how we live and work. For those of us in the nonprofit sector, it challenges us to rethink how we can best fulfill our mission in changed circumstances. Students are home. Schools are closed. Teachers are working remotely. Many students’ families do not have access […]

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VTech supports educators
VTech and LeapFrog are Helping Students #LearnThroughThis

Our friends at VTech and LeapFrog® have always supported parents and teachers with the resources they need to keep kids busy and learning while at home. Now they launched the #LearnThroughThis campaign, to provide free online educational activities, expert advice, and more, so learning doesn’t stop.  As part of the initiative, VTech is donating to […]

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Inclusive Classroom Fund Supports Hundreds of High-Needs Students
Inclusive Classroom Fund Supports Hundreds of High-Needs Students

25 educators across the nation received funding to purchase inclusive teaching materials and resources to benefit more than 600 students. Thank you Inclusive Classroom Fund donors for supporting equity in education this year! Your gifts ensure hundreds of students nationwide will have access to tools and materials that support their individual learning needs.  An inclusive […]

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AdoptAClassroom.org 2018 Teacher Survey on Classroom Spending

In April 2018, AdoptAClassroom.org invited all teachers registered on our website to complete a survey about their spending on classroom supplies. Our intent was to better understand how much teachers are spending out of pocket on supplies for their classroom and students and if/how this has changed since our 2015 survey. More than 4,400 teachers […]

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Puffs Joins AdoptAClassroom.org to Celebrate Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Puffs is recognizing teachers who go above and beyond for their students. You can join the celebration! Thank A Teacher with Puffs! Starting Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8, head to @PuffsTissues on Instagram and @Puffs on Twitter and Facebook to celebrate teachers across the country with #PuffsLovesTeachers. […]

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Student Q&A: A Senior Project to Help Teachers

Rachelle is a high school student on a mission: to help more teachers! As part of her senior project, she researched how AdoptAClassroom.org is helping teachers get what they need. We asked Rachelle more about her project and passion to help teachers like those who have helped her. AdoptAClassroom.org: What is your senior project about? […]

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